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It appears that Gate 403 Jazz/Blues and Roots restaurant on Roncesvalles Avenue is scaling back on its live music for three of the seven days a week it has been presenting two shows per day for several years.
For over 23 years now, as we described in an article in 2015, it has an eclectic roster that has included some of TO’s premier up-and-coming talents who in many cases have gone on to great things as well as many established artists.
The room has featured live music from 5-8 and a separate act from 9 p.m. till close for many of those years. But the new calendar has adjusted the schedule to feature just one act, from 7-10, each night on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at least for the months of September and October, with a similar pattern evident on the incomplete November calendar on its website.
That means that the weekly Wednesday Blues night shows featuring Juno award winning Blues songwriter Julian Fauth and friends will shift time starting tonight, when they are now scheduled to appear during the new 7-10 time frame. As always, it’s a pay-what-you-can affair, with a small tin bucket set out for donations to the band.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, September 06, 2017
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*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
6-8> Lauren Falls & guest Elena Kappeleris @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz duo; $10-20/pwyc
6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
6> State Champs; Sleep On It; Homesafe; Bearings @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~indie; $
6-8> James Dunbar @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~13-year old Jazz prodigy; $
6:30> Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) with 9 p.m. feature by Bridget Melody Aloi @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7-10> Parvaaz @ Bombay Street Food, 828 Bay St. ~acoustic show & dinner; $55
7-9> Wild Writers with Georgia Wilder & features Abede DeRango-Adem, Chuck Carlise + open mic @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~spoken word; $
7> open mic night @ General Purpose Bar, 112 Harbord St.
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
8> Scott B & Yawn Temiseva @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~songwriters
**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20/pwyc
*8> Jazz jam with John Bellisario @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.
8> Poor Nameless Boy @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
8> Cindy Wilson; Partymaster Tour recording release @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*8> John Bellisario hosts weekly Jazz jam @ The Music Box, 3434 Bathurst St.
8> Wordspell @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~spoken word; $6
*8:30-11> Lonesome Ace Stringband @ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E. ~Rockabilly/Country; pwyc
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> Lost In Japan; Blink James; Rosedale; Adeliade; Letters to Lions @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $5
9-1> open mic with hosts Aberdeen Alley Cats @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Jeremy Pelt with Johnny Griffith QUintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Troubleshooting & special guests @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~Jazz
10-2> The Sons of Jameson @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
10-2> Action Sound Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10
416 – TORONTO EAST
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8:30-10:30> Civil Wray @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~songwriter
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-1> Marshall Dane @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
9-12> Space Jazz jam @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $5/pwyc
416 – TORONTO WEST
2:30> Shaya Petroff @ New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. W. ~Classical piano
6> Hogtown Brass; Classy AF @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Blues/R&B; $10
6> Matchbox Twenty; Counting Crows @ Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7-10> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
7> Confabulation on “Second Chances” @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~spoken word; $10
8> James Blonde recording release @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8:30> J.P. Cormier @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter; $
9> John Wayne Swingtet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Gypsy Swing Jazz; pwyc
9> The Rough Go; Wayne Kennedy; Frankie Wood @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~original Rock/Punk; $
9> Mick McKenzie Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~~Rock/Top 40 covers; $10
9> Zachary Lucky @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Roots-Rock
*9:30> Spy vs Spy vs Spy @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
*10> Tanya Philipovich & Lucas Stagg @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~original Roots/Blues
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz
6:45-11> open stage (sign-up starts at 6) @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ; pwyc
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8> The Bachynski Project @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ~songwriter; pwyc
8-12> acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> jam night with Ian Taylor @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge
8> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
*8-11> A New Ground @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
9> Tim Louis @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
6-8> BBP; Phoebe Tsang @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
*8> open stage @ Dobro Restaurant, 287 George St. N., Peterborough
*8-11> Michael Bell @ The Lounge By Lignum, 442 George St. N., Peterborough
*9-12:30> Josh Morgan & Mike Francis @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9> Cody Watkins @ McThirsty’s Pin, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
9> Evangeline Gentle; Shawn William Clarke @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*8> open stage and karaoke with Eddy Culjak @ Boston Pizza, 20 Taunton Rd., Whitby
8> Cold Shoulder; Speaker; Powerbomb; Brave Face @ Rotilicious, 89 Commercial Ave., Ajax ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $8
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Marty Hepburn @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
*6-9> Tone Dogs @ Symposium Café, Georgetown, 235 Guelph St. ~Blues-Rock
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker (sign up at 7:30) @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
8-12> jam with Rebelljo Band featuring Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun on guitar @ Fionn MacCool’s Brampton, 11 Ray Lawson Blvd. Brampton
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:30-12:30> Jared Christopher Stafford @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
7:30> open mic with Keith Toms @ Staircase Bistro, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton
**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
8> Gutter Demons; The Flying Buttress; more @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $
*8> Brad James @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~Country
8> Peter and the Wolves @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~Rockabilly; $
8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country
*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country
9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40
9> open mic @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
*9> open mic with Alfie Smith @ L’Etranger on James, 109 James St. N., Hamilton
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
10:30> Adam Cooke & Adam Ostrosser @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton
*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*6-10> open mic with host Dan Walek @ Lucy’s Seafood Kitchen, 6905 Millcreek Dr., Mississauga
7> open mic with Gillian Nicola @ Copper Kettle Waterdown, 312 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Jazz
9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> Michelle LeBlanc @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Pop singer; $5
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.
Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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